Dimensions (Overall): 7.25 inches (H) x 5.25 inches (W) x 5.75 inches (D)
Weight: 1.6 pounds
Features: Auto Shutoff
Handle Material: Plastic
Lid Material: Plastic
Capacity (Volume): .5 liter
Tea Maker Material: Stainless Steel
Wattage Output: 900 watts
Care & Cleaning: Clean with Water and mild Detergent
Warranty: 1 year limited warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
Item Number (DPCI): 072-08-1400
The Bonavita 0.5 Liter Mini Kettle is small and powerful. It's compact so you can pack it with you on trips. And it's great at the office, in a college dorm room, on RV or boat, or wherever else you might want a hot cup of pour-over coffee or tea. When we designed our mini kettle, our goal was to put a lot of power in a small package. Our kettle features a 900-watt heater so your water gets up to temperature quickly, because no one likes waiting. Bonavita's mini kettle is simple to operate and we included several helpful additional features. The auto shutoff feature saves power by switching the heater element off after reaching the boiling point. And boil-dry protection ensures that the kettle shuts off when the reservoir is empty. Our electric mini kettle is constructed with brushed stainless steel which is as durable as it is attractive. The handle features cool-touch plastic so you can more comfortably pour the water once it's hot.
Bought this about six weeks ago. From the first time I used it, it had a worrying, acrid, chemical smell. I thought it might be just the solvents used in the manufacturing process and hoped that with use, they would be washed away. Instead of getting better, one day when I turned it on the smell as much stronger than usual. It had only been on a few seconds when I noticed what I thought was steam billowing from the lid. No, wait, it wasn't steam, it was SMOKE. ACRID ELECTRICAL SMOKE coming out of the handle around the on-off switch. Kinda shocking, really, that a new appliance would be utterly failing in under two months. Perhaps they need to turn up their QA settings at the factory?
Most electric kettles are in two parts: the canister itself, and a base, which powers the canister to heat water; that's convenient because you can lift the canister off the base to refill, clean, or whatever. This kettle is all in one piece which means that, whenever you want to refill it, you have to unplug it, and the cord and everything comes along. It also heated water very slowly.